What does arthritis mean to your feet?
The misalignments that most often affect people with arthritis are hammer toes, bunions, flat feet or that the joints of the foot rotate, so that exposed places are heavily strained. When there is too much pressure on places on the foot that are not designed to take that much pressure, the skin immediately starts producing more skin to protect the exposed places. At these points, very hard skin can form that for many will also be a combination with corns.
Many also experience nail changes which in some cases lead to ingrown nails. It becomes painful to move and many people change their way of walking and thereby also experience pain elsewhere in the body.
At the same time, you may be unlucky and suffer from stiff joints, reduced mobility in the joints and weak muscles, which makes the situation worse.